Beasts of the Southern Wild Trailer

Fox Searchlight unleashes the first trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Co-written and directed by Benh Zeitlin, the film features a poverty-ridden but culturally rich Bayou community near New Orleans. A young girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is raised by her often drunk absentee father (Dwight Henry). But through the strength of her imagination and community, she sees the beauty in their natural surroundings. But when she’s faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta community home in search of her mother.

After wowing audiences (and winning the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award) at the 2012 Sundance Film FestivalBeasts of the Southern Wild has been selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

The film is set to premiere on June 27, 2012.

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